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African Americans -- Oregon Territory

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Elizabeth Southworth Anderson report

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i50165811]
Identifier: CA 1915 July 17
Abstract Elizabeth Southworth Anderson was a member of an Oregon pioneer family that settled in the city of Burns, in Harney County, Oregon, during the 1850s. The collection contains a report dated July 17, 1915 written by Anderson (to Oregon journalist Fred Lockley?) that seeks to contradict another previous account regarding her family's donation claim, and a "negro," who Anderson says "lide" (sic) about something.
Dates: 1915 July 17

Theophilus Magruder v. Jacob Vanderpool Case Documents

 Collection
Identifier: B 122
Abstract Jacob Vanderpool was an African American owner of a saloon, restaurant, and boarding house living in Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon at a time when the Oregon Territory government enforced an exclusion law it had passed in 1844 that prevented blacks from living in the territory. In 1851, Vanderpool's neighbor brought suit against him, and Judge Thomas Nelson expelled him from the territory. This small collection consists of photostat copies of case documents.
Dates: August 1851